Harambee Neighborhood Archives

Habitat for Humanity begins construction on new houses in Harambee

March 17, 2022

On Wednesday, March 16, 2022, Habitat for Humanity launched their 2022 building year at two sites in the Harambee neighborhood in the 6th Aldermanic District. This is a continuation of the organization’s goal to build 80 new homes in the area over four years. This partnership has been a shining example of community collaboration. In… [Read More]

Milwaukee youth and adults show love for Harambee neighborhood

July 22, 2021

On Saturday, July 17, 2021, local residents of all ages – youth, adults and neighbors – were working together to create several community-created paintings in four crosswalks along North Avenue in the Harambee community to show their love for their neighborhood and their desire for safe streets. Developed by Cross/ Words/North, a unique community-based art… [Read More]

Victory Garden is a win for the Harambee Community

July 15, 2021

Kathy Gaillard freelance contributor Victory Garden Initiative (VGI), located in Milwaukee’s Harambee neighborhood, is a non-profit organization that helps communities grow their own food and creates a community-led, socially just, environmentally sustainable, nutritious food system for residents. With offices located at 249 E. Concordia Ave., and its garden located at 220 E. Concordia Ave., the… [Read More]

Community organizations partner with Harambee residents for neighborhood clean-up

October 15, 2020

On Saturday, October 10, 2020, Northwest Side Community Development Corporation, WestCare, and Wisconsin Safe & Sound partnered together to host an end of the summer “Harambee Intergenerational Community Clean-up” at the Clinton Rose Senior Center, 3045 N. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. A number of local volunteers, including the District 5 Milwaukee Police Department… [Read More]

Harambee Neighborhood hosts 3rd annual clean-up

June 25, 2020

On Saturday, May 30, 2020, more than 1,000 volunteers helped clean 160 city blocks in the Harambee Neighborhood during the “3rd Annual MKE Harambee Clean-Up.” Volunteers shoveled, raked, swept, and picked up garbage and debris. There were also booths throughout the neighborhood providing information and various health and community services.